Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
are supposed to be preparing people for life. >> heather: we will did he bait witness alan colmes and michael gallagher. >> merry christmas. i'm not afraid to say it. >> heather: mike, pleat start with you. is this unnecessary legislation, what do you think? >> i was about to make alan happy, as i was driving over here, maybe this is bit legislative overreach. one of the most iconic christmas messages of our culture is miracle on 4th street where the judge -- on 34th street. there is the spirit of christmas alive and well and yes, there is a santa claus. if we can love the warm fuzzy message of "miracle on 34th street," why not judge come in and say let's say merry christmas without offending somebody. >> i've known mike for 20 years. have you made me happy? let me get this straight. you can't say merry christmas will. this is because of legislator's six-year-old son and decorated the holiday tree. think we have a lot more things to worry about on school campus is whether to say a word that is permitted. what the texas association of school board says. they have a document on its website that
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
expressed by the then-director of the national intelligence mike mcconnell, the then-c.i.a. director michael hayden, the attorney general at the time, michael mukasey, as they discussed the consequences that we would have to deal with if we continued not to move forward and put this act back in place. the agreement we reached balanced the concerns of those who feared that the national security agency had overreached with the other balance was the ongoing authority that the intelligence community needed to protect the country. that agreement is before us again to be reauthorized for another five years. the fisa amendments act protects individuals in the united states from so-called reverse targeting. it's one of the concerns people had five years ago. this would be a process which in theory could be used to monitor the communications of american citizens under the guise of spying on terrorists. it also continues to ensure that any communication originating in the united states caught in the fisa process is minimized. now, what does that mean? it means it's handled in a way that american commu
Dec 22, 2012 3:00am PST
this briefly, but the acting director of the cia, michael morelle is also complaining saying it quote, he departs from reality. should the government be working at all, in your opinion, with hollywood studios and helping them tell stories? this goes all the way back to top gun and maybe before that. is it a practice that should end in your opinion? >> no, i don't think it should necessarily end. i mean, again, you know, this film was originally set to come out before the election and we had documentation showing they were eager to work with them and make well, look very good, but i don't think it should end. you can work with the government without exposing national secrets and this highly classified after mission, the senators with all due respect would have been a lot better served dealing with it back then when they were getting unprecedented access and better served now to get to the bottom of benghazi and find out unanswered questions there and that's where their energy should probably be directed at now. >> dave: got to degree with you. scott taylor, great to have you. >> thank you.